Seeking a Renaissance in San Francisco
The Traditions Engaged festival will be spotlighting Odissi artist, Sri Ratikant Mohapatra. He will be performing on Friday, October 1 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 7:00 PM. For tickets and registration for Tradtions Engaged, please visit this site: Registration.
Sri Ratikant Mohapatra is the son of the timeless Odissi artists, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Laxmipriya Mohapatra. Coming from a strong legacy of artists, Sri Mohapatra was tutored in the art Odissi and the Mardala (Odissi pakhawaj).
Over the last 25 years, he has established himself as a successful dancer, percussionist, teacher, Choregrapher and archivist of Odissi. In 1993, along with his father, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, he founded Srjan – Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Nrityabasa. Srjan, based in Bhubaneshwar in Odisha (or Orissa), is one of the leading repositories for Odissi dance.
Here is a video of Pandit Chitresh Das, speaking about Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra: